Work for Four Hands

Work for Four Hands - book cover

There is no form of music so intimate as a piano duet. When there are four hands moving over a piano keyboard, it would be odd if those hands did not touch from time to time.

More chords follow, then a phrase, a repeated phrase which seems to be making its way towards me, inch by inch... I'm not listening, Benedict, I'm not listening... And another phrase, sad, wistful, aggrieved, angry… a questioning sadness, demanding an answer. But there will be none from me! Alison Buxton's thoughts on hearing her cousin Benedict Vern play after a 40- year silence.

Music is more than just a succession of beautiful sounds. Music speaks, and its language can be more dangerous than any words.

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